Just after Prince Harry popped the question in 2017, Meghan Markle made her first post-engagement appearance by his side, sitting down for a joint BBC interview with him. For the occasion, she practically glowed in a sleek green sheath dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex pulled the dress back out from the closet and wore it to an event out in London.
Markle was photographed attending the WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel with Prince Harry with the famed green dress on. This time, she paired it with a camel Sentaler coat, a Montunas tortoiseshell scarf handbag, and a pair of elegant brown heels. She had chosen a similar look for a photo call after the engagement interview in 2017, except she chose a white wrap coat from Canadian brand Line to show off her ring at the time.
The royal couple made their appearance after returning from a 10-day trip in Africa, their first tour as a family with Baby Archie. The annual WellChild occasion benefits gravely ill children and their caregivers, and it's been a frequent fixture on the royal calendar for years. Prince Harry gave an emotional speech at the at the ceremony and choked back tears as he recalled how he's been attending the event for nearly a decade and how significant it is now that he's father.
“Last year, when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child — no one else did at the time, but we did," he said, and then paused before continuing. “I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day."
“And more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own," he said.